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Paul Simon Announces "Farewell Concert" In London

By: Hayden Wright

January 30, 2018

It’s been 61 years since Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded their first song together as Tom & Jerry, embarking on one of music’s most successful partnerships.

Simon went on to great solo stardom and has spent the decades actively touring, recording, and maintaining his legacy as an influential figure in folk, rock, and pop. According to The Telegraph, Simon could walk away from it all this summer with a “farewell” show in London’s Hyde Park.

The concert is set to take place July 15 with openers Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor. As part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival, crowds will descend on the park to watch Simon and company bid farewell. Festival organizers have billed Simon’s set as “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance.”

In the past, Simon has mulled over retirement and called it “an act of courage to let go."

Save the date for Paul Simon’s July concert—it might very well be his last.